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Rock 'n' Roll

Tom Stoppard's story of "Prague's rock revolution." Fans of Pink Floyd will appreciate the exploration of the life of the band's late founder Syd Barrett, who spent his final years as a mad recluse.
Sept. 11-Oct. 12 at the American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Taylor), S.F. Call 749-2228 or visit www.act-sf.org.

A Bronx Tale

According to actor Chazz Palminteri's publicist, back in 1989 Hollywood producers wanted to make a film version of his one-man show — without him. Palminteri declined the offer. Then Robert De Niro came along and made Palminteri's show into a movie — with the actor. Now Palminteri re-creates his old show about growing up in the Bronx in the '60s.
Sept. 23-Oct. 19 at the Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor (at Golden Gate), S.F. Tickets are $40-$85; call 551-2000 or visit www.shnsf.com.

Mark Kenward's Towle's Hill

An evening of wine and theater in a one-man show about California's oldest family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu. After the show, there's even a wine tasting.
Oct. 3-Nov. 2 (no show on Halloween) at the Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), S.F. Tickets are $35-$100; call 826-5750 or visit www.themarsh.org.

Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party

World premiere of a new work by Aaron Loeb (First Person Shooter). Per SF Playhouse, the plot: "When an Illinois fourth grader outs the 16th president in a Christmas pageant, events spiral out of control in this madcap farce set in Abe's home county." Directed by former Magic Theatre artistic chief Chris Smith.
Dec. 13-Jan. 17 at SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), S.F. Call 677-9596 or visit www.sfplayhouse.org.

Fall Arts Guide

Dance:
Choreographer Erika Chong Shuch by Nirmala Nataraj
Events to check out this fall

Music:
San Francisco Jazz Festival by Eric K. Arnold
Classical and Opera events

Museums & Galleries:
Relics Revisited by Traci Vogel
Visual Arts Picks

Books:
Litquake by Jonathan Kiefer
Fall Books by Bay Area authors

Theater:
Loretta Greco by Chloe Veltman

Film:
Fall Films

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